One of the most important things you can do as a hostess is be mindful of the foods you prepare and serve to your guests. While you may not be gluten-free, many of your guests might be so it’s something to keep in mind when thinking about appetizers for birthdays, viewing parties, dinner parties, or just casual get-togethers.
I like to keep a big notebook of my favorite recipes so adding in a few gluten free appetizers is always helpful. I wanted to share a few of my favorites, and they’re so delicious that you’ll enjoy making them for gluten eaters too!
Mexican Street Corn Grilled Polenta Bites
How amazing do these look? I love Mexican street corn so these little gluten free appetizers are pure perfection! These also lend themselves to upping the heat with more seasonings if you like spicy bites! Grab the recipe from Snixy Kitchen.
Easy Two Ingredient Stuffed Sweet Peppers
Trust me, when throwing a party, keep a few “two ingredient” appetizers on hand. They’re lifesavers when you’re juggling lots of party prep. These stuffed sweet peppers are out of this world delish! Visit Spoonful Of Flavor for the recipe!
Broiled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Spears
Gluten-free doesn’t have to lack flavor. I often see this type of appetizer for holiday parties, but they’re truly delicious year-round. I’ve got them jotted down to try on the grill for the 4th of July! Grab the recipe from Nom Nom Paleo!
Mini Pizza Bites
These gluten-free pizza bites are the perfect “pop in your mouth” size. Plus the kids (and guys!) will love that they taste amazing. Plus, I love the little trick to make the toast cups. Yes, they’re gluten-free. See the recipe over on Grain Changer!
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts
Bacon wrapped anything is always the first to go at my parties. Are we really surprised by this? No. I usually wrap bacon around stuffed dates but water chestnuts sounds like a fabulous choice! I love water chestnuts! Grab this recipe over on Savory Sweet Life! and if you love a sweet touch, check out these bacon wrapped pineapple bites!
Skinny Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Dip
Dips are one of my favorite appetizers because they bring everybody around the dip bowl for lots of mixing and mingling! This skinny dip would be fabulous served with veggies for dipping or gluten free toast bites! Grab the recipe from With Salt & Wit here!
Smashed Sweet Potato Guacamole Bites
Oh my heavens, how good do these bites look? Combine sweet potato and guacamole and you’ve got yourself a dynamite appetizer. Can’t you see a tray of these served at a summer BBQ or even a holiday party? They’re a year-round appetizer that’s sure to please your whole crowd. Grab Running To The Kitchen’s recipe here!
I hope you’ll remember these gluten free appetizers should the need arise for a delish appetizers. Note that you don’t have to eat gluten free to enjoy these, everyone will love them! The mini pizza bites are so perfect for toddler meals, by the way!
And if you want more general appetizer ideas (not necessarily all gluten-free), check out these links!